aston villa

29.10.2017… Aston Villa (h)…

Birmingham City 0 Aston Villa 0

St. Andrew’s… Sunday October 29th… 12pm

Attendance: 24,408

Ticket: £35 – Programme: £3

My first Birmingham derby, a tight game, which Birmingham City probably had marginally the better of. Jota missing a fantastic chance to win it early in the second half…

What did I learn? Blues fans can’t half make some noise, and Villa fans can’t. Although maybe I knew that already…

birmingham v aston villa...

Pre-Match: The Players Take the Field…

birmingham v aston villa...

Second Half Action: Birmingham Attack…

Birmingham City; Kuszczak, Colin, Morrison, Roberts, Grounds, Kieftenbeld, Davis D; Jota (Boga 82), Ndoye, Adams (Jutkiewicz 90+2), Vassell (Gallagher 45+1)

Not Used; Trueman, Dean, Gardner, Maghoma

Goals; None

Aston Villa; Johnstone, Elmohamady, Chester, Terry, Hutton, Snodgrass (Jedinak 60), Whelan, Hourihane (Davis K 74), Adomah, Onomah, Kodjia (Hogan 81)

Not Used; Steer, De Laet, Samba, Bjarnason

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

Advertisements

07.05.2016… Aston Villa (a)…

Aston Villa 0 Newcastle United 0

Villa Park…… Saturday May 7th… 3pm

Attendance: 33,055

Ticket: £42Programme: £3.50

Five games unbeaten then, but no heart and no fight. We had to win today, based upon this performance, no one would ever have guessed. Down with a whimper, in a ground full of empty seats…

I wasn’t able to get a ticket in the away end, so ended up sat with the Villa fans in the Trinity Road Stand. At least we appeared to give the locals something to smile about, and a chance to air their bedsheets…

And when the match got really dull, you could always pass the time by counting those empty seats…

villa v newcastle...

Second Half: Newcastle ‘Attack’…

villa v newcastle...

Post Match: Still Obsessed…

More words to follow, when I can be bothered…

Aston Villa; Bunn, Bacuna, Lescott, Clark (YC), Hutton, Westwwod, Sanchez, Gueye, Toner, Ayew, Sinclair (Hepburn-Murphy 90)

Not Used; Guzan, Richards, Traore, Gil, Lyden, Grealish

Goals; None

Newcastle United; Darlow, Anita, Lascelles, Mbemba, Dummett (YC), Tiote (Perez 68), Colback (de Jong 90), Townsend, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Cisse (Mitrovic 52)

Not Used; Shelvey, Janmaat, Taylor, Woodman

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

13.03.2016… Villa v Spurs…

Aston Villa 0  Tottenham Hotspur 2

Villa Park… Sunday March 13th… 4pm

Attendance: 32,393

Ticket: £42 – Programme: £3.50

Another Premier League game as a neutral, well as neutral as I can be when Villa are involved. A Sunday morning trip to Birmingham, Anomalisa (good but bleak) followed by the football (similar from a Villa perspective)…

villa v spurs...

Pre-Match: The Approach to Villa Park…

Anyway, an easy victory for Spurs against a Villa side that appear to have already accepted their fate. Two goals from Harry Kane did the trick, one either side of half-time, and made for a very comfortable afternoon…

villa v spurs...

First Half Action: Spurs Mount an Attack…

The opposition may not have been up to much but Spurs certainly impressed, a perfect example of the standards we should expect from Newcastle. There’s absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t be able to compete with the Tottenham Hotspur’s of the league. Deep breaths, I’m displaying those unrealistic expectations again…

Aston Villa; Guzan, Huttton, Okore, Lescott, Cissokho, Veretout (Green 62), Westwood, Gueye, Gil (Sinclair 70), Gestede, J Ayew

Not Used; Richards, Clark, Bacuna, Green, Lyden

Goals; None

Tottenham Hotspur; Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose, Dier, Dembélé, Lamela (Chadliat 90), Eriksen (Carroll 78), Alli (Mason 87), Kane

Not Used; Son Heung-min, Vorm, Trippier, Chadli

Goals; Kane (45,48)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…